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Stars Announced for 7th Annual Scrabble With The Stars

Want to have words with a celebrity? There'll be a celebrity at every table at the elegant Arcadian Court at 401 Bay Street on Monday, April 4 when fashion/lifestyle reporter Jeanne Beker and actor Barry Flatman again host the seventh annual Scrabble® With The Stars in aid of Performing Arts Lodges (PAL) Toronto.

This is a chance to get your words in edge-wise with more than forty of Canada's most eminent celebrities who will dine and play Scrabble® with sponsors and guests in support of PAL Place, a unique residential complex in downtown Toronto that many of Canada's esteemed artists call home.

Attendees of this fun-filled wordsmithing evening dine, mingle and compete against some of Canada's finest celeb scrabblers including Dinah Christie, Jayne Eastwood, Graham Greene, Deb McGrath, Colin Mochrie, Gordon Pinsent, "Sharon, Lois & Bram," and R.H. Thomson, who have all participated since the event's inception.

Other star players include Heather Allin, Ted Barris, Walter Borden, Mark Breslin, Alana Bridgewater, Dave Broadfoot, Mary Lou Fallis, Colin Fox, Jane Hawtin, Kris Holden-Ried, Barbara Barnes Hopkins, DK Ibomeka, Marilyn Lightstone, Mark Masri, Joe Matheson, Sheila McCarthy, Charlotte Moore, Tedde Moore, Louise Pitre, Karl Pruner, Sandi Ross, Avery Saltzman, Djanet Sears, TEd Simonett, Paul Soles, Theresa Tova, David Warrack, Sara Waxman and more!

Upon entering, guests can view and bid on art at the Celebrity Art & Craft Exhibition - with work from celebrities such as Gordon Pinsent, C. David Johnson, Marilyn Lightstone and Jayne Eastwood, among others. A delicious buffet dinner follows, then out come the Scrabble® boards, and the battle of words begin.

International Scrabble® celebs will also be on hand to help players find the winningest words to trump their high-profile competitors. The advisory services of world Scrabble Champ Joel Wapnick and North America's highest rated female Scrabble expert, Robin Pollack Daniel will also be available via auction.

While international Scrabble® master John Chew totals the scores and establishes the winners, guests will indulge in coffee and dessert on the edge of their seats as they anticipate the results.

Lavish prizes await Scrabble® winners. In past years these have included a Winery Tour for 10 people and gift pack of wine for the winner, a skippered sail around the Toronto Islands with champagne and a deluxe lunch basket, an overnight stay at a deluxe hotel with dinner and breakfast, tickets to some of the hottest shows in town, and more. This year's prizes promise to be equally lavish. Proceeds will help PAL Toronto help create additional support for the growing number of PAL residents who are becoming too frail and aged to care for themselves in their own homes.

The Performing Arts Lodges, Toronto is dedicated to providing assistance in the areas of health, well-being and affordable accommodation for members of the entertainment industry. PAL Toronto operates PAL Place, a unique residential complex in downtown Toronto that many of Canada's esteemed artists call home. Residents live independently in a friendly environment with other members of the performing arts. Funds raised through Scrabble® With The Stars help frail and ailing PAL Place residents to continue to live with dignity in their own apartments, among their fellow theatrical professionals.

Scrabble® With The Stars, a fun-draising evening for PAL, Toronto
Hosted by Jeanne Beker and Barry Flatman featuring top-tier Celebrity Scrabblers
Monday, April 4, 2011 at Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street in Toronto
Tables can be reserved from $500. Single seats are $150 each. The cost includes dinner with complimentary wine, a game of Scrabble with a celebrity and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

Tickets are now available on-line at or by phone at 1-800-838-3006

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